EMCO Software Releases an Improved Version of MSI Package Builder Tool

Top Quote EMCO announces the availability of MSI Package Builder version 4.5, which includes new features for generating MSI packages for Windows x86 and x64 platforms. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 15, 2012 - EMCO Software, a provider of software solutions for computer network management, has announced today the availability of a new version of the MSI Package Builder tool targeted at creation of MSI installation packages for the Windows platform. Version 4.5 includes new features that help network administrators and IT professionals to create MSI packages for Windows x86 and x64 platforms. Also, the new version allows MSI authors to specify advanced actions that will be automatically executed before and after the MSI installation and uninstallation.

    Windows-based MSI packages are platform-dependent and can be generated either for the x86 or x64 platform. Packages generated for the x86 platform can be deployed on both Windows x86 and x64 OS's. Packages generated for the x64 platform can be deployed on the Windows x64 OS only. MSI Package Builder 4.5 includes an option that allows selecting a target platform for the generated MSI; thus MSI authors can generate an MSI package for either the x86 or x64 platform depending on their needs using the same installation project.

    "The new feature that allows selecting a target platform for the generated MSI package is very useful for IT professionals who prefer to create MSI projects manually. Using MSI Package Builder 4.5, they can generate MSI packages for x86 and x64 platforms regardless of the platform where the MSI generation took place", Thorarinn Oskarsson, CEO at EMCO Software, said.

    The new version of MSI Package Builder also supports custom pre- and post-installation actions. Now, an MSI author can specify multiple actions that can be executed before or after the MSI installation and uninstallation procedures. Those actions can be customized to accept the command-line parameters defined in the generated MSI package.

    "Execution of custom actions is one of the most important features for IT professionals who use MSI Package Builder for installation repackaging to prepare installations for a silent distribution. Usually, these actions can be used for executing actions that are out of scope of repackaged installations, such as installed software registration and customization. Now, IT professionals can use the extended features of custom MSI actions for these purposes", Emil Thor Jonsson, CTO at EMCO Software, said.

    Pricing & Availability
    EMCO MSI Package Builder is available for evaluation as a free trial version with no functionality limitations. It can run under Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2000 both x86 and x64 platforms. The license pricing starts from $199.00. The product can be purchased directly from EMCO Software or via one of its authorized distributors and resellers.
    Product page: http://emcosoftware.com/msi-package-builder.
    Product download: http://emcosoftware.com/msi-package-builder/download.
    Pricing options: http://emcosoftware.com/msi-package-builder/purchase.

    About EMCO Software
    EMCO Software is a provider of integrated software solutions that help organizations to reinvent approaches of their computer networks management. EMCO Software's award-winning products enable organizations to manage their IT environment remotely and automate network administration procedures, including network inventory, software deployment, power management, network and security control. Founded in 2001, EMCO Software is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, with operations around the globe. Today, more than 20,000 organizations in 85 countries, including Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, trust EMCO Software products. For more information, visit http://emcosoftware.com.

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